The Dendy Cinemas is a national art house cinema chain with theatres in Sydney, Canberra, Byron Bay and Brisbane. The Dendy is known for promoting a variety of cinema and film genres such as mainstream releases, little known art house films, 2D and 3D movies and cult classics, and also hosts a variety of national and international film festivals each year.
The Dendy's Brisbane cinema is located at Portside Wharf. This locations facilities include five cinemas, surround sound, stadium seating and a fully licensed bar. The venue is wheelchair accessible and provides uncover parking for up to 300 cars. Dendy Portside plays new release, art house and international films. There is usually a better selection at the Dendy, as it has more cinemas than some other independent movie theatres in Brisbane.
In addition to film, the Dendy also showcases opera and ballet productions, question and answer nights, film festivals and red carpet premieres. See the website for a full listing of upcoming events.
As of January 2011, ticket prices at the Dendy are $16.00 for adults, $13.00 for concession holders, $9.00 for seniors and $12.00 for children. Regular film goers might consider joining the Dendy Club to receive discounted tickets and other discounts, invitations to members only screenings and a free ticket when you renew your membership. Membership is $18 for an adult for one year or $14 for students and seniors.
Dendy Portside combines the screening options of an independent cinema with the convenience of a franchise chain, and is located amidst on of Brisbane's inner city dining precincts.